[R] CRAN mirror - howto?

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Sat Sep 27 18:56:17 CEST 2003

>>>>> "M" == M Kondrin <mkondrin at hppi.troitsk.ru>
>>>>>     on Fri, 26 Sep 2003 18:33:46 -0700 writes:

    M> Hello!  There is a group of administartors of Russian
    M> internet site www.linuxportal.ru (this is mainly a forum
    M> for linux-users) who are intended to host on this site
    M> mirrors of linux distributions and open source software
    M> with http and ftp access. I have proposed to them to open
    M> there a CRAN mirror, making a point what this site would
    M> be a first R mirror in .ru domain, and they seems to
    M> accept the idea.  Wouldn't you explain what is the
    M> procedure of opening of "official" CRAN mirror (i.e. site
    M> listed among CRAN mirrors on cran.r-project.org page) or
    M> whom I should contact with. I can not find this
    M> information on main R site.

Well, just make sure they *do* mirror CRAN to somewhere
(using rsync most easily), let's assume to  http://www.cran.linuxportal.ru/
Now they can ask cran at r-project.org to be added to the list of
mirrors and get a map 
http://cran.ru.r-project.org/ --> http://www.cran.linuxportal.ru/

Please ask (me or cran at ..) offline (and not earlier than Monday)
about the exact rsync command we ("CRAN.ch") are using for CRAN

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